Discussion in 'General Weapons & Armour' started by Gavaha, Oct 10, 2003.
What was your first sword and what was the experience like?
Hehe. Man, seems like a long time ago now. My first sword was actually a set of two. One samurai sword and one ninja sword. Both plainly decorated and made out of wimpy stainless steel. But you can bet I went outside and started murdering plants immediately.
I even tried to chop branches off of some trees, but that didn't work very well. I still have them, but they both rattle quite a bit now, and the cloth wrapping on the handles is kind of loose. They are definitely at the low end of my collection, but I suppose they still have some sentimental value since they were my first.
my fully functional spathion still in very good condition
My first sword was the hand and a half of cold steel
It is still one of my favourites. It felt like the sword was alive in my hands and I still remember feeling like the blade made al movements herself used me as a instrument instead of beiing the instrument herself. I know it sounds a bit goofy but that's the best way for me to describe it.
Yes, the cold steel blade was a fine one. regrettably she was killed in the line of duty when a friend ( a very bruised ex-friend afterwards) shattered her agains a concrete wall.
I should had burned his bike for that but at that time I was, though out for revenge, just not very inventive.
Geez. Was he trying to kill your sword, or was he thinking he'd be able to cut through concrete?
maybe he thought...cold stell, I wonder if that could freeze and break through concrete...hrmm....
maybe he was just an imbecile
It was some 5 years ago, I had seen Excalibur for the first time, and I was amazed! I went to the cutlery shop in the mall and put a payment down on the Excalibur sword they had (I was like 16, so I didn't make much money..... not that I do now, either... hmmm) Anyways, after a month or so, I'd put 170 down on it and gave up, and bought a Samurai Sword. I believe it's close to the one in the Highlander series... suffice it to say, I paid way too much, but it's a solid little sword. I still use it to practice, since the uc, while beautiful and well put-together seem more fragile.
they dont just seem fragile but are fragile
Not really. They're made out of freaking STEEL. Steel is not fragile, GLASS is.
yeah but its stainless steel which in a strait long blade can be fragile for metal and my experience with 1st sword was like being a real Byz warrior
You're right. Stainless steel can EXPLODE under the right conditions, whereas a tempered high carbon blade would only nick or chip.
Dont wanna see that happen do we
I got Strider's ranger sword a couple of months ago and it is still the only one I have at the moment.
Oh, and my first was Glamdring. I wonder how much a custom made functional Glamdring would cost me...
My first sword was a katana. Altho, the blade rattles a lot now, and all the fake plated gold in the grip has fallen off, its a good sword. The edge was incredably sharp. As far as my favorite sword, its Glamdring.
My first was a CAS Iberia claymore. I never banged it against any trees or walls, so it's still in great shape
My first sword was a Japanese Katana, which I still have. It was probably the most exciting moment in my life. I wanted one since I was 11 years old. :banana:
A fully functional glamdring would probably run in the thousands to high hundreds price range
My first sword was that Barbarian Sword that can be found just about everywhere. I was really into Conan the Barbarian as a kid, and this sword reminded me of the one used in movies. One of the coolest Christmas presents ever!
My next swords were two I bought in Toledo, Spain, on a trip in high school, and then a Samurai sword set I got in a temple near Tokyo (was in Japan on an exchange program, also in high school). Unfortunately, the scabard on one of them got damaged in transit back to the US...
I got a flimsy battle-axe somewhere along the way, and then nothing for about 15 years. Being a HUGE LOTR fan since around 4th grade, I couldn't pass on these UC LOTR swords...so, I'm in the process of collecting the set.
As I've started getting back into swords, I've been doing a lot of research and am highly intrigued by some of the "real" stuff that is available (i.e. tempered, high carbon, etc.) Maybe someday I'll pick up a fully functional sword...limited funds, so for now it is just the LOTR swords and accessories.
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